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Thread: "You Think Driving An Indy Car Is Easy?"

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    "You Think Driving An Indy Car Is Easy?"

    http://www.roadandtrack.com/motorsports/news/a18270/you-think-driving-an-indy-car-is-easy/

    Related to simracing as it talks about steering wheel, pedal, etc. forces. Not to mention, we have this very car in rFactor 2.

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    Go drive real life and stop annoying people in here!

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    I think Spin just points out the exertion levels.

    While you at it ask Dario why he or his mates have not taken up Ron Capp's offer of driving his 10,000hp Dodge Charger FunnyCar. ( tear your face off )

    He has guest driven their Indy, Champ and Nascars p









    I thought this was funny. lol Pretty much reaffirms Spin. p

    http://www.chonday.com/Videos/jagufacar3
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    And driving a tf funnycar "just" straight on isn't as easy as many people think. 😆

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    A Ron Capps trained rookie


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    Ask Whitmore all about those straight-liners. That's his occupation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterchen View Post
    Go drive real life and stop annoying people in here!
    I thought this was a fascinating article and wanted to share it with you guys. It also has a cool connection to RF2 because we have the car and lots of people are interested in making their simracing hardware as physically difficult to real life as possible. The article also talks about steering force and this can be read in-game too.

    I don't understand why you'd say something like that to someone who's just trying to share something cool with others. You must have a lot of anger and hate in you. Hope you feel better.

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    I found it a fascinating read, thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinelli View Post
    I thought this was a fascinating article and wanted to share it with you guys. It also has a cool connection to RF2 because we have the car and lots of people are interested in making their simracing hardware as physically difficult to real life as possible. The article also talks about steering force and this can be read in-game too.
    +1

    No Spin.

    I think... peterchen thinks....... you posted this to somehow tear down virtual reality, like no sim is good enough, which is not what you were doing.



    For me the Jag video tells "that story" better anyways

    http://www.chonday.com/Videos/jagufacar3

    I mean they totally sucked in experts. lol

    " If I did not know better I would think I was in a real car " lmao

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    Exactly this. Happy that I was wrong for once....

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterchen View Post
    Exactly this. Happy that I was wrong for once....
    In that Jag video how did they reproduce the right engine revs and tyre scrub
    to match the pattern he drove.

    Pre-recorded maybe and loud enough to block outside sound. ?

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    Oh, I see. No, this has nothing to do with comparing physics (well except steering force numbers if ppl want) [emoji3]

    I like the sort of analogy used in the article of the braking effort over a race distance. Maybe someone will try that workout?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinelli View Post
    Oh, I see. No, this has nothing to do with comparing physics (well except steering force numbers if ppl want) [emoji3] .

    Which is a worthy point as it is a combination of gforce as well.

    You wouldn't last more then a few laps with a beer belly hey. lol

    It is like racers have had time off , they do endurance race and are more buggered.

    P.S.

    These simulators do not produce realistic g force yet do they ?

    I would love to see one could replicate a Top Fuel run.
    That pushes your eyeballs back in their sockets.

    lol
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    In 2009, Wirth Research designed the Acura(HPD) ARX-02A LMP1 car. It was a unique design for it's time but had several limitations.(chief being a rather small, for P1, 4L engine. But it also had extra wide rear tires mounted to the front wheels. At it's debut race, the car sat on Pole for the Sebring 12hrs. But how it got there was the story. The large fronts took longer to heat up, so running just one or two hot laps would not be sufficient to reach optimum temps. And, those wide suckers made the car very heavy through the steering wheel. Enter Scott Dixon, an Indycar driver who was used to driving non-power-steering cars in Champcar/Indycar. He manhandled the car for 10 laps and just squeezed in a pole winning hotlap at the very end of Qualifying. His co-drivers freely admitted he was much stronger than they were due to his long career wrestling a Champcar. While the car 'could' in theory, keep up with the diesel powered cars, it's small non-turbo engine just could not torque the car through traffic. It was passed on the first straight almost as soon as the green flag flew and rapidly fell far behind.

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    Nice read!

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